Conservation Education Internship - The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey
This internship will provide an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical experience working within a science-driven conservation organization that values public engagement. Students will work closely with professionals at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey.
Interns must be available for their committed number of hours per credit in their stated internship semester (14 or 15 weeks in duration). Please note that students who are selected for internships will be responsible for completing all required paperwork, must pass a background check, and will make all arrangements of payment for credit hours at their institution if the student wishes to receive course credits from their institution.
This is an unpaid internship and course credit is optional. Typically, 3 course credit hours may be awarded for 135 hours of participation in the internship, but this may vary by institution and department. The Conservation Education Internship is best fit to accommodate 1 - 2 credit hours per semester.
Applications for the Spring 2024 semester must be received by 11:59pm on January 7th, 2024!
Position Summary: The ability to clearly communicate scientific principles is crucial to furthering the impact and understanding of conservation efforts. Join our team of informal educators to hone this critical skill and help save endangered species. Interns interpret current global conservation efforts while guiding children in critical thinking and the scientific process.
As a Conservation Education Intern, your duties may include, but are not limited to:
Lead tours of the World Center for Birds of Prey for students, primarily elementary level
Connect guests from all over the world with our conservation efforts
Develop lesson plans and/or activities to strengthen our education program
Schedule: Must be available weekly on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, 9:30am - 2pm. (Some variation possible.)
WHY The Peregrine Fund?
The Peregrine Fund was founded in 1970 to restore the Peregrine Falcon, which was removed from the U.S. Endangered Species List in 1999. That success encouraged the organization to expand its focus and apply its experience and understanding to raptor conservation efforts on behalf of more than 100 species in 65 countries worldwide, including the California Condor and Aplomado Falcon in the United States. The organization is non-political, solution-oriented and hands-on, with a mission to restore rare species through captive breeding and releases, improve capacity for local conservation, conduct scientific research and environmental education, and conserve habitat. You can learn more about The Peregrine Fund at www.peregrinefund.org.
As a Peregrine Fund Intern, YOU will gain:
· An understanding of the threats and conservation solutions facing raptors worldwide
· Invaluable connections with experts in the field of raptor conservation and research
· Real-world experience working within a science-based international conservation organization
· Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program in a field related to biology, environmental science, ecology, information technology, library science, or education
· Must be a team player with a positive attitude
· Must have excellent work ethic and have great attention to detail
· Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Be proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel, and Google Suite tools
· Must Pass a background check